The Divertimento String Quartet, based in Totnes, have an exciting new programme in October, with five different performances on their tour.
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet Op 18 no 4 in C minor,
Heitor Villa Lobos – String Quartet no 1
Maurice Ravel – String Quartet in F
All three of these works they are performing in were composed by young men. A most stimulating and varied programme beginning with Beethoven in dramatic minor key mood. Villa Lobos’s Quartet is in six short movements which take the form of a suite, alternating song and dance movements. Ravel’s Quartet, which he dedicated to his teacher Faure, is one of the greatest works in the string quartet repertoire. This is altogether a varied and easily approachable programme.
Friday 6th October, 7.30pm at St Werburgh’s Church, Wembury
Tickets £12, Students £5, Children free, from: Pamela Pinder (01752) 863304; Clive Jenkins 863348; Carol Steel 862602; Knighton Stores 862639, or at the door on the night.
Saturday 7th October, 3pm at Lustleigh Village Hall
Tickets £10 • Children free. From Lustleigh Dairy, Will Carnell 01647 277270, or at the door
Sunday 8th October, 4pm at St Margaret’s Church, Topsham
Tickets £12 on the door, £10 in advance from The Topsham Bookshop, 27 Fore St, Topsham 01392-877895, Under-18s free of charge
Sunday 15th October, 3pm at St John’s Church, Totnes.
Tickets £12 • Children & students free, from Divertimento 01803 863677; Drift Records, 103 High Street, Totnes, 01803 866828 or at the door
Sunday 22nd October, 3pm at Kingsbridge Methodist Church
Tickets £12 from Kingsbridge Tourist Information, Divertimento 01803 863677 or at the door
Philip R Buttall
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